FFA Award

National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in wh​ich all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future.

"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.  FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.


FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

To accomplish its mission, FFA:

  • Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
  • Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
  • Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
  • Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
  • Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
  • Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
  • Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
  • Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
  • Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Encourages excellence in scholarship


The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization.

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

Are you considering adding a new furry friend to your family? Are you interested in supporting the work of our local animal shelters and rescues? If so, please check out this informational brochure created by the BMS FFA Agricultural Advocacy Committee. It will provide you with all the information you need to get connected to five animal shelters/rescues in our area!

2019 - 2020 Bonaire Middle School FFA Year In Review


The FFA Poultry Judging Team won first place in the Area Career Development Event competition held on Februay 10, 2016. Team members Olivia McLemore, Bailee Davidson, Jacob Castillo, and Ashley Lindstrom will represent Area III in the State competiton which will be held in March. In addition, Olivia McLemore was the 2nd high scoring individual in the Area competition.


Cheralyn Keily